Floral Pentaptych (for Creative Expressions)

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It’s been fun finding out the proper words for panelled artworks – this week I’ve done a pentaptych (it’s all Greek to me… which is why when I looked up quintaptych it wasn’t a word). Any hoo – back to the point! The new stamps from Creative Expressions are perfect for arranging in panels, and with a little snipping away of the border the centre panel fits beautifully, all on a 6″ card. Add colour with Distress Markers and a simply effective card results.

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Tone-on-tone Quadriptych (for Creative Expressions)

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So new that at the time of writing they didn’t even have names, this card features four new flower stamp designs from Creative Expressions. I’ve chosen to use Antique Linen Distress Ink to develop this tone-on-tone four panel card embellished with a ribbon bow and 3mm cream self-adhesive pearls.

PDFiconFor a printable/downloadable photo tutorial click here.

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The Big Dome Card (for Creative Expressions)

NB-140731July’s a five Wednesday month – so you get a bonus card using this month’s stencil – once again a card made using the That Special Touch Art Deco Elements Mask. I’ve used several elements from the stencil to create this sparkling card, in combination with three of the Cosmic Shimmer Sparkling Texture Paste colours. It could just as well be a home decor piece as well šŸ™‚

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Rich Plum Elements (for Creative Expressions)

Rich Plum Elements I’m still working with the That Special Touch Art Deco Elements stencil for this week’s project. I’ve used the Cosmic Shimmer Rich Plum Sparkling Texture Paste, with the Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Plum Pearlescent PVA for the Watts-dots and finally mounted it all on Rich Plum card stock. Gorgeous, even though I do say so myself! Continue reading

Simply Stenciled Card (for Creative Expressions)

Simply Stenciled

I’m still playing with the stencils/masks from That Special Touch for my card this week – it’s the 6×6″ Art Deco Elements again. I wanted to make a classic white on kraft colour combo, and after a bit of trial and error, discovered that the Perfect Medium pad isn’t soft enough to get into the finer bits of the stencil. That’s where a piece of Cut ‘n’ Dry foam came in handy. I’ve also made a video of the process – I’m a bit rusty on the commentary side of things, my apologies. I’d love to know if you find the ‘live’ demonstrationĀ helpful.

And for the British spelling purists, this is also a stencilled card.

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Dainty Daisy Sparkling Plaque (for Creative Expressions)

Dainty Daisy Plaque

This 12×12″ canvas board plaque demonstrates the versatility of several Cosmic Shimmer products as well as the That Special Touch masks. Built up in layers, this is the perfect cool blue summer home decor piece to showcase your creativity with texture and bling!

For a full photo tutorial, click here.

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Sparkling Dainty Daisy (for Creative Expressions)

Dainty Daisy

This month, the Creative Expressions Design Team were given the choice of the new masks, and promised some of the new colours of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste. Imagine my delight when I chose the Dainty Daisy mask and found Rich Plum, Periwinkle and Emerald Sparkle Texture Pastes in my goodie pack! They complement each other so well, and thus this textured, and sparkly, card was created.

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